Thank you Madame Lindamood

Thank you Madame Lindamood
share Dinner in Carcassone, Winter 2005/2006 Never forget to thank the people who inspired you. About one week ago, my high school French teacher made the agonizing decision with her family to check out of the hospital, where she was battling cancer, and in to hospice care. She was at peace with things, and one can’t ...

People Can Easily Amaze You With Their Very Best…

People Can Easily Amaze You With Their Very Best...
..while most are awful at their very worst. A few will touch your soul with their best and break your heart with their worst. The people who matter, the people who deserve YOUR best, are those who consistently work hard to be at their best more often than their worst AND allow you to be their ...

Fuck the Status Quo

Fuck the Status Quo
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt I had maybe the best holiday (vacation period) of my life over Christmastime in NYC, DC, and Palm Beach, Florida this past month. There was a difficult moment or two, but overall I  straightened my head after a difficult autumn semester, ...

2013 Annual Review: The Flash

2013 Annual Review: The Flash
“Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.”  –Seneca, Roman Stoic They say that you know you’ve become an adult when an entire calender year goes by and you simply look back and say, “woah!…that was a good year” in response to the flash of memory occupying space in your head to represent 365 ...

The Weekly Roundup, 12/10/2013

The Weekly Roundup, 12/10/2013
Another week, another batch of articles for you to check out! Can’t believe that I’m posting one of these on conescutive weeks? Me neither! I must be, like, becoming consistent, or getting my shit together, or something. Weird. Well…enjoy!   Neuroscientists, Psychologists and Nobel Prize winners put their heads together in this fascinating explanation of ...

I Don’t Have a Clue, and Neither Do You!

I Don't Have a Clue, and Neither Do You!
(editors note: this article was inspired by one written by someone whom I look up to, Mark Manson, here)   I’ve got news for you all: I don’t have a clue about life, and you don’t either. What you think you want (and need!) in life, what you think is important, why you think things happen, what ...

The Weekly Roundup, 12/2/2013

The Weekly Roundup, 12/2/2013
It’s been a while since I did a weekly round-up. I’ve been neglectful of the blog for a number of reasons, but my flurry of posts at the end of last week should be enough to get the ball rolling again for me. As always I ask that if you’re enjoying the posts please write ...

Happy Thanksgiving: What I’m Thankful For in 2013 1

Happy Thanksgiving: What I'm Thankful For in 2013
Thanksgiving: It’s one of–along with the fourth of July and the birthday’s of my two best friends–a preciously small handful of days when I actually miss America and feel a bit homesick. Expression of gratitude has been clinically proven to be beneficial to your health, and most people are taking the time to write what ...

How To Get Past A Shitty Week 2

How To Get Past A Shitty Week
Everyone has shitty weeks, where everything seems to go wrong. The question is how badly we let those weeks spin out of control, and far we let ourselves get dragged down by them. How do you deal with shitty weeks? I just came back from a weekend in Berlin in which I significantly cleared my ...

Quotes of the Month: November 1

Quotes of the Month: November
It’s been a little while since I posted some quotes that I’ve been collecting. As you probably know, I retweet an obnoxious amount of inspirational/philosophical quotes on Twitter. Here are my favorites from the past couple of months. As always, I save the very best for the final half-dozen, so have at it!! Leave a ...